Welcome fellow sewist!! I'm very excited to share with you Sansahash's lastest pattern, Soray.
Please make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to find out how you can WIN a copy of this amazing pattern!
Soray is a girls dress pattern, designed for lightweight woven fabrics. The PDF pattern includes sizes 6 months to 12 years (approximately.)
This is my maxi dress version, although the pattern includes vintage dress length and top length options. Scroll down to see my dress length version.
My maxi Soray is sewn in a cotton-feel polyester. Think very fine, muslin cotton (silky soft and delightful for summer weather.)
I did do ONE mod for this maxi, which was to cut the skirt WOF (width of fabric), just to make it a little more full (as I mentioned, the fabric was very fine.)
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This version of Soray is sewn in rayon. I serged (overlocked) the flutters on this one.
I just adore the cascading flutters that run down the back. The criss-cross elastic also ensures a perfect fitting bodice.
If you would like to WIN a copy of Soray (I get to giveaway one copy on behalf of Sansahash! How amazing is that!! Thanks Mgeni!) Just head on over and like Sansahash on Instagram or Facebook and join the Facebook fan group (plus there's an extra discount code waiting there for you!) Don't forget to comment here or on my IG to say you've entered!
Too easy!! Winner will be announced within the week.
One more thing. . . Soray is an intermediate sew. The instructions are detailed, however, there are a couple of steps that can be tricky.
First up, check out how to do a burrito roll HERE.
Second, mark those elastic insert gaps well . . . you don't want miss-matched straps!
Third, the back elastic bit is tricky to grasp the first time. So here's what it looks like inside my dress. I suggest overlocking the tops of the skirt BEFORE gathering.
Next up, fold down and pin the back casing. After you insert and sew in the elastic using a lightening bolt or small zig-zag stitch, snip the casing close to your zig-zag - now you can fold up the rest of your skirt hem so it can be encased into the bodice.
I hope this was helpful. Enjoy sewing up Soray, she surely is a show-stopper!!